Authentic Living

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” 

 C.G. Jung

In any given moment you have a chance to shine your light on earth, so bright that you leave a trail of sparkly love wherever you tread.  To leave the biggest footprint and to get the optimal brightness out of your light you need to follow your authentic voice.

What is it that makes your heart sing? Do that! Actually… do lots of that! Authentic Living enables you to be true to your heart, to follow the calling of your soul.  The first step in the process is to just show up and commit.

The second step on the path to true authentic living requires deep reflective processing. It requires asking the questions that you may not want answers for. To live Authentically requires accessing the deep hidden well of talents and desires that may have been dormant for years. It needs courage to move past the fear of ridicule or failure.

Authentic Living is not about being nice and it’s not necessarily easy. Authentic living is about creating a passion filled life and it gives you the permission to live the way you truly want. Here’s the thing, you don’t need the permission, just a yearning to follow the messages of your heart, watch how fulfilling your life becomes.

In the words of Steve Maraboli in Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, “There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.”  It is true what Steve says people living authentically radiate happiness and joy, the effects of authentic living are both internally and externally evident.

The game changers in the world live authentically, are brave enough to push the boundaries of what is considered ‘normal’.  Remember, what is considered normal today will seem archaic to future generations.  All because some brave soul had the courage to live their passion.

 

To live authentically requires:

  • Detachment from others judgments of you
  • Being aware of what ignites feelings of passion and happiness
  • Being open to feeling a genuine sense of wellbeing and happiness
  • To open the floodgates to the fear of failure presenting itself in you. To have the courage to move past the fear
  • To live a virtuous life with compassion, kindness and courage
  • Follow through and be committed to living your authentic life
  • To fall in love with yourself
  • To know who you are

 

Imagine how relationships would flourish if there was only ever authenticity from the beginning, if you didn’t have to change the person ‘you are’ to the person you should be.

Imagine…

Never in history has their been such a big platform to follow your own authentic voice. Anything that is worth it is never easy… if it makes you happy than do it. Life flies by in a blink of an eye and at the end of life there is often regrets, don’t let being true to your authentic self be your regret.

Live your life on Purpose… Make your ‘soul’ purpose authenticity!  You were created for greatness, happiness and joy.  Do just that!

I hope that you find the courage to live your authentic life.

I always write about what I am in the process of learning. To be able to teach, you need to first be a student.  Authentic Living is something that I am extremely passionate about, I can’t imagine not being true to myself now, it would hurt to much and when I fall back into old habits, I suffer.  To be passionate about something, truly passionate is to have purpose and ultimately that is what we are all searching for, a life that feels like we belong, that feels like home.

Love and Light and all things nice,

KR x

 

 

 

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Simply Being Present

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

In today’s society people are generally busy, stressed and overwhelmed.  This constant busyness leaves little room to simply be present or little time for relaxation.  It creates a shift away from gratitude, where life’s little blessings are held. Stillness is important for general health and wellbeing.

Boredom is healthy.  Boredom gives our mind a chance to breathe, it brings our body and soul that much-needed sigh of relief.  Creativity flourishes where boredom lives.  Always being busy hushes the deep voice inside your soul that is screaming to express itself but can’t be heard above the busyness that exists.  Sadly in this technological age, boredom seems to be a thing of the past.    Have we forgotten the sacred act of just being?

Have you been longing to feel a deeper connection to life?  To have more gratitude? To simply be more present?

Here’s 5 tips to help you to live in the moment:

  1. Spend time in nature: Take a moment to spend some delicious time in nature.  Connect with its exquisite beauty and peacefulness,  watch as you begin to feel alive after a few minutes.  When you are alone in nature you understand your connection with all of life and you realise how noisy life can be.
  2. Abdominal Breathing:  Abdominal breathing is the most natural form of breathing.  Abdominal breathing increases oxygen in the bloodstream, increasing feelings of relaxation in the body.  When doing abdominal breathing be conscious of the stillness between each breath, this is where you will feel the pure love that radiates in us all, where peace exists.

  3. Try meditation, Yoga or Tai Chi:   Meditation, Yoga or Tai Chi are useful tools to incorporate in your life if you are trying to appreciate each moment.  They allow you to be truly present, they help to reduce the mental mind chatter that seems to be always present and encourages deep clarity and patience.
  4. Awareness – Become aware of your feelings…  Are you tired?  Stressed ?  Be conscious of your emotions, feel them… express them.  You don’t need to label them or even understand them you just need to be aware.
  5. Make peace with the past – When you live in the past you are missing out on the peace and love that may exist in the present moment. Seek comfort in the fact that the past is just a memory now.

A mind that is living in the present moment is free from the pain of the past or the worries of the future.  When you start to live wholeheartedly in each moment you can really begin to appreciate the blessings that are unfolding in life in any given moment.

Right now I am choosing to live in this present moment, because in this moment my children are at school and soon the will be home from school and there will be chaos.  I think I might just stay in this happy place for the time being, for now this moment is all that exists.

Love and light and all things nice!

Kylie Riordan xxx

Inspirational Quotes – 140 characters or less

Change your thoughts and you change your world –

Norman Vincent Peale

Purple crystal waters - Photo by Kylie Riordan

Purple crystal waters – Photo by Kylie Riordan

 

I have put together a selection of my tweets and sayings in a 140 characters or less. I love writing but being a busy mum of three I often find that I only have enough time to write down snippets of ideas.  Here is a selection of tweets that I have written over the last couple of years ( just letting you know ahead of time I have an addiction to the word love).

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Your life is unfolding exactly as it must for your to spiritually progress. Include in everything that you do & life will flow.

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Joy lies in the simplicity of each moment, in its perfection. There is nothing else needed to be joyful but to live in the present moment.

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This is not positive thinking… You are beautiful, You are complete, You are love… This is the .

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Every moment of your day look for opportunities to show . This includes to yourself. It opens the flood gates to & unity.

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The knows whats in your heart and how beautiful your soul is. You do not need to justify yourself to anyone. Be your unique self!

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Hope creates a bridge for fear to overtake. Fear will always pass, focus on positive thoughts. Allow your mind to be free from fears grip.

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You are more beautiful then you can imagine. You have a fountain of love & knowledge available to you all times. Think love, be

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comes when you no longer care what others think of you & YOU care only what you think of others and how you can impact on them

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It is normal to feel emotions of anger, sadness & loneliness. Move through the emotions, heal the hurt. Don’t hold on to them. TRUST & LOVE.

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The stillness between each breath is where you will feel the pure love that radiates in us all. simply put is the key to happiness.

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Journey through some of the most under discovered parts of earth… The Human . There is so much & to be experienced.

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is so the next in thing. Spread kindness everywhere. Bring joy, hope and happiness to others lives. Boost your life in doing so.

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We are all on different paths in life. We all end up at the same destination. No path is better. Judgement serves no purpose. Be

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If you can only muster a few positive words today say; TODAY… I AM GRATEFUL FOR…

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Instead of getting angry at someone or judging them, for them. Praying becomes a gift that you give and releases you from attachment.

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Angels are your voice when you can’t speak. Your eyes when you don’t want to see and your lungs when it hurts to breathe. They you.

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Be the you want to see in the world. World needs everyone to make the collective effort to LIVE in the heart space of love.

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Image courtesy of Crystal Cortes – https://www.facebook.com/crystal.cortesphotography

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Judging someone never makes you feel good. You may think that it does, but it doesn’t. Only loving them can make you feel good. 

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It is not easy to judge when you look into someones soul and you realise that you are one with each person therefore you are judging yourself. 

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One act of kindness could save the world. Always look for opportunities to share your beautiful light. The world needs your awesomeness.

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You are so beautiful! Your shines so bright every time you smile. Take a moment to smile, to breathe today. So others can see YOU!

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Kindness is the most attractive feature. Hands down.

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in its purest form is available to us all. Look into the heart of every . Separate the soul from the ego. We are LOVE, we are one

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Whenever you feel like you are judging someone quickly change your thoughts to something positive about the person. It feels way better.

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Change is inevitable. During change have faith that your will bring the lessons required for you to spiritually progress. Embrace it.

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Tap into the Universal consciousness of . Be kind, show compassion. With every breath your divine spark has a chance to get brighter.

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Life always works out perfectly in the end. It may not seem so at the time. The divine that created us also created a perfect .

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Expressing gratitude allows for your to spiritually progress. It is one way to manifest a stream of positivity to your life.

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Some of the most inspirational people in the world have had to endure great hardships. Where there is darkness, light can be found.

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You are always remembered for how you make people feel. Make people feel loved. Watch as the miracle of begins to grace your being.

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Worrying is consuming & serves no purpose. It has a low vibrational . It doesn’t stop things from happening. It makes the NOW harder

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Enter the hearts of others and understand their life through their eyes. Have compassion as everyone has their own heartache.

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All quotes are written by Kylie Riordan ©.

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Shine Your Light on Happiness

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

Anne Frank

kylie riordan babyI wish that I could say I have had that pivotal moment where I have thought yep I’ve got this in the bag… this is it… my life is perfect now.  Life doesn’t work like that.  It is a work in progress and no matter how hard we try to avoid it we are always going to have to face hard times.

We do have control over our happiness and ultimately happiness is a choice.  I have made the choice to keep persevering, to choose happiness.  I have been fortunate to have many moments that have helped make my life a little brighter… there have been a few moments that have shaded my life a little lighter than black, maybe grey.  I see this as progress.

A person grows by following the drive inside of them, by learning to release any fear stopping them from shining their light on earth, even when it is easier to just walk away.  I’m sure Mother Teresa’s job was not an easy one.  The world is a much better place because she shined her light.

I have made the choice to try to live and breathe happiness.  Each day when I wake up I choose to express gratitude for this glorious life.  It is not always easy but it is worth it.  I have so much to be grateful for yes, but I have also had some pretty crappy things thrown my way.  I am not a lucky person that has been blessed with a perfect life; instead I am a person who chooses to see the blessings in what life dishes me.  I guess I am a lucky person in that respect.  I just have to remember this on shitty days.

When people complain about how easy other people have it, I disagree as nobody has it easy.  Every single one of us has been dealt a couple of ‘bad’ deals in our life but it is how we choose to throw the ‘bad’ cards in and hold onto the good deals that equates to happiness.

We have a responsibility in life to not only ourselves, or family but to the collective consciousness of our planet. When you look at it that way choosing happiness takes on a bigger importance.  Make the choice today, to be happy or to not be happy?  The law of manifestation says that what you believe, feel and think you will attract into your life.  If this is the case if you choose to be happy the universe will give you more things to be happy about.  Awesome! That’s my cup of tea.

Remember we are all doing the best we can do with the consciousness we have.  We are a work in progress. Like an artist develops their skills, so do we humans.  For one moment let your imagination soar, imagine being completely happy.  Imagine being the next version of Oprah.  You can do it.  The world needs your light. Shine it brightly, so brightly you will blind others.

It is a lot of effort to choose to be happy all the time; but eventually it becomes second nature.  There will be times spent in bad spaces…  don’t give up, dig yourself out, whether it’s by medication, exercise, diet changes, supports groups, prayer meditation, it doesn’t matter.  What matters is that you keep trying. People depend on you, earth depends on you but mostly you depend on you.

Joy is a gift the universe gives to you, embrace it and remember life is sublimely glorious.  Forget about the bad day you had yesterday.  Tomorrow is a brand you day, a new page in your book.  What will your story be?  Make it a happy one.

By Kylie Riordan

 

Originally posted: http://spiritualwisdommagazine.com/shine-your-light/

Your Soul Bird is Calling

“When Jay was born, the bird of his soul was born with him, and the bird built a nest in his heart” Ilchi Lee – Bird of the Soul.

 

Picture courtesy of www.bestlifemedia.com Bird of the Soul

Picture courtesy of http://www.bestlifemedia.com
Bird of the Soul

Recently I had the opportunity to review a book called Bird of the Soul.

 

I am grateful that I read this book. It happens to be a beautifully illustrated very short book picture book, with a powerful message.  A message that I feel is much needed in this time of despair and disconnection. It is simplistic yet all encompassing.

 

The message of the book is that our soul is born the day that we are born and evolves with us throughout our lifetime.   It shows the reader that the soul in essence, is always a part of us. I love that the book can be read in a few minute’s although it includes 21 day meditation journal and meditation CD. The message it leaves is powerful and soul enriching.

 

Lives can be transformed in minutes.

 

It doesn’t use too much spiritual jargon.  A child could even read it, However there is a part in it, which caused me to become an emotional mess. It vividly describes the disconnection to our soul that we go through and how alone and hopeless we feel during this time. We have all been in this space in life, where we feel we just cant see how we can continue to exist like this anymore.

 

This book made me think about my children.  Children inherently are closer to their soul than adults. They get further away from their soul when they start filling their days with endless activities, day by day drifting them away from their soul.

 

Photo courtesy of  www.bestlifemedia.com Bird of the Soul

Photo courtesy of
http://www.bestlifemedia.com
Bird of the Soul

 

I want to try and help my children to remember their soul is always within them. Keep them feeling closer to ‘home’ as long as possible so that maybe they don’t have to go through some of the terrible pain and heartache that I have been through in my life. It has been a lovely reminder for me of the lessons that I need to teach my children to bring them closer to their Soul, to remember to always let their bird (soul) fly. There will be plenty of opportunities in their life for their Bird to break its wings and for them to feel that utterly painfully disconnection, lets hope I can help ease some of their pain by teaching them about the precious little bird inside of them.

 

There will be times along where we feel so disconnected that we just don’t see how we can keep going.  Remember that your ‘Soul Bird’ is still with you.  Always will be.

 

I wish I could read this book again for the first time.  l felt my soul inside of me swell with love.  My soul was reminding me that it is always there, never too far away… only a thought.  It is only the illusion of my life story that makes me forget about the connection. My soul loves me unconditionally… it is egoless.   I only need to remember its presence within me, within all whom I come in contact with.

 

“I always have been always will be waiting for you here.” Ilchi Lee – Bird of the Soul

 

So, today ask your little Bird to enter into your life again. Connect with your soul. Watch how your life will take flight.   Join me and we can begin to venture through life’s hardships on these beautiful wings of faith, never to feel alone again. Do you feel like your soul is calling?  Are you listening?  If you listen to the soul inside of you your life will flow effortlessly.

 

If you are feeling despair or loneliness at the moment, this book may help. It can help you in such a short period of time also, awesome. Join in the new wave of soul connectedness; it’s the new in thing.  To give your bird wings you just have to have hope. This is why a child has such a beautiful connection to their soul. Bless their little souls. We have much to learn from children.

 

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of The Bird of the Soul it can be purchased through:

 

http://www.birdofthesoul.com

Picture Courtesy of  www.bestlifemedia.com Bird of The Soul

Picture Courtesy of
http://www.bestlifemedia.com
Bird of The Soul

 

 

And remember…

 

“Its okay to dream a dream that ‘s better than today. Let go now of your fear and remember that I am here.” Ilchi Lee – Bird of the Soul

 

 

 

Living a Life of Purpose

 

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“There comes a moment in life when you say to yourself – enough. This is ENOUGH!  Then – you take a walk with your destiny. To change. To fulfill your purpose. We all have it. But are you willing to take that first step?”

Besa Kosova

One of the biggest questions humans ask themselves is what is my life purpose?  What is my higher destiny? What did I come to this life to achieve? Humans struggle with it everyday and when they don’t they are already living their life purpose.  When I do Angel Card readings eight times out of ten life purpose questions get asked the most.  Mostly because people are un-happy with their lives or they want a more fulfilling career.  They want to help people.  Intuitively we know what our life purpose is.  I always did.  I paid to see a beautiful psychic once to tell me what my life purpose is, when I already new.

Why then was it so hard for me to begin to live my life purpose?  Simply because living your life purpose is not supposed to be easy, it can be quiet the opposite depending on how courageous you were when you were deciding what your life purpose will be.

Taking the easy way out was like a drug for me, it was my escape.  I worked behind checkouts and in call centers and restaurants. They were easy jobs, I loved them and I gave them everything I had but I had a deep emptiness inside of me that was screaming for me to spend time fulfilling my purpose.  They were my drugs of choice.  They numbed the nudge inside of me that kept poking me in different directions.  Why didn’t I just jump in? God knows (and I for that matter) that it would make me happy, I knew that it would help people.

I had learned to master the art of making up excuses.  I thought that only special people could do the job I wanted to do (not work hard for it and gain experience).  The beauty and the synchronicity in life that happens when you begin to live your life purpose are close to miraculous.  Everything falls into place.  It does not mean that it will be easy.

I had to hit rock bottom before I realised that my life purpose thingy wasn’t just going to go away and all of a sudden I could change my life purpose to drum roll please… a comedian!  I was pretty sure I could be a great comedian; it comes so naturally to me.  Okay maybe I am the only one who thinks I am funny, as my husband kindly likes to remind me.  I am completely off track now.  See, you have caught me in the act, even now that I am working at my life purpose and trying to live it I still try to change the subject and I get off track so easily.  It happens to all of us, we all have this ego fella telling us that we are ridiculous, that it’s too hard to live our dream.

Right now I am going to make a pact with myself, from this day forth I am living my life purpose.  No more escape artist for me, although that may be your life purpose… kudos to you.  Not all life purposes will be as big as Oprah’s.  Some are quite easy and peaceful!  The key is to try and find out what your life purpose is and work hard.

No idea what your life purpose is?  A simple exercise is to write down all the things that make your heart sing, anything that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Do you adore animals or like painting?  Next ask your angels what your life purpose is, make sure that you are sitting quietly and write down anything that comes to your mind whether you see it visually or hear words.  Write down everything.  Remember to do something little everyday that works towards your life purpose.  It may be hard work but eventually life will flow.  The world needs your light.

Love and Light and all things nice.

By Kylie Riordan

Originally posted on:  http://spiritualwisdommagazine.com/living-life-purpose/

The Nothingness in Meditation

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.

Diana Robinson

 

I have never really meditated.  Only guided meditation.  Praying is my thing.  I pray because I like to talk a lot… praying gives me the opportunity to talk even more.  I struggle with silence.  When there is silence you can guarantee that if you’re in a room with me, I will start to talk faster than a bullet.  I know that when people hop off the phone to me sometimes they have a headache and that they had forgotten everything that we had just talked about.

I believe there is a part of me that fears silence.  If there is silence does it mean that I have to listen to the voice in my head that is negative or will that fear that I have pushed down rise again?  I’ve worked so hard for this to not happen.

Lately I’ve been feeling a huge nudge to meditate, not guided meditation.  Just sit by myself with nothing else, no music, no talking, nothing.  The idea initially scared the hell out of me.  So I jumped in. I decided to set aside a good two hours to meditate the other day.  When you are a mum of three small children two hours by yourself is better than chocolate.  Nothing competes.  There are a dozen things I could be doing, but this nudge from my angels to mediate was getting stronger.

Recently I have put so much energy into making my body healthy, my soul enlightened; yet I am still not meditating, from my understanding it is one of the most integral steps for developing spiritually, equally as important for good mental and physical health.  It was time to start meditating I was ready.  Praying wasn’t enough anymore.  The visions I had of me meditating weren’t good.  I had thoughts of my mind wondering of me getting a sore back, bored or just over it.

I decided to sit on my bedroom floor (not very special).  The only thing I decided to do was hold onto rosary beads.  I felt guided to do this.  I just sat.  I must admit after the first half hour into the meditation I had fewer thoughts racing into my head.  At about the Forty-Five minute mark I could feel a wave of energy through my body and a loud ringing sound in my ear. Then at one hour everything went completely silent, I was aware of nothingness.  There was blackness; I no longer could feel any body part.  I felt disconnected from everything but connected at the same time.  Another ten minutes after this I felt peace.  Peace is the only word I have that can describe it.  It was beautiful.

Initially I had thoughts of seeing guides or angels or having prophetic visions but there was nothing… a whole lot of nothing.  The nothing was divine, however.  Had I just entered an altered state of consciousness? A place fear no longer resides, where there is stillness, where you no longer feel judgment?  I don’t know, but I now get why people meditate  and I have to do it again.  My energy body feels larger yet lighter.  It is palpable.

The next day after my second meditation there was just peace.  A deep knowing that this fear inside of me is just an illusion, a story.  It is safe for me to be quiet.  I’m only at day two.  I can’t imagine what twenty years of meditating is going to do for me.  I feel blessed I listened to my nudge (quiet forceful yet friendly nudge).

I totally recommend meditation if you haven’t already tried it.  You don’t need any props just a quiet place where you wont be interrupted.  Remember to just let go.  There will come a point where there is only peace.  Remember to ground yourself when you finish.  You need to return back to your body.  You can ground yourself by putting your feet on the grass or touching your body.  Mediation is the way the universe gives you all the guidance and information you need.

I don’t feel the need to talk as much anymore.  I’m sure my husband will be happy with this.

Love and light and all things nice,

Kylie Riordan x

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Meat pies for soul mates

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
~Emily Brontë

The moment that I looked into his eyes.  I knew that we were in love.  I knew that we would spend the rest of our lives together.  I knew there had been other lives.  When we looked into each others eyes we become one.  There was an instant connection at a deep soul level which felt like coming home.  It didn’t matter how this man’s body was packaged.  I loved his soul.  It helped that his was packaged so beautifully… or maybe it didn’t.  I looked into his eyes and I seen sadness, kindness, anger and a twinkle of hope, behind that I seen perfection.  A troubled man whose heart was so big it was hurting… but he was strong.

I felt safe in his arms and comforted in the fact that his strength would carry us through the future hardships we would endure.  They were inevitable.  We were young, afraid, careless but happy.  There were a few litres of Sangria along the way and then a few more.  There were a few meat pies too, before there was vegetarianism, for one of us, there are still meat pies for the other.  There was never any anniversary celebrations, we have spent lifetimes together so you start to lose track after a while.  Our birthday presents were wrapped beautifully, does newspaper count?  When we opened our presents kindness spilled out, there was always kindness.  Even more so now.  Oh… the laughs!  Peace was an unwritten rule when we went to sleep at night, neither of us okay with confrontations.  Then there was sickness and unwavering support.  The gift of children bestowed upon us and unconditional love.  Fear, but mostly unconditional love.

There is by no means perfection here but there is always effort.  We focus on each others strengths, as there are many weakness but eventually you start to forget.  Now that there is surfing and green smoothies, the essence has stayed the same.  We move past shitty things and just continue to hold each others hands, not as much as we should, however the intention is always there.

There is always hope and excitement over what the future may bring.  One thing is a guarantee… more LOVE.

Twelve years… So much gratitude!

Kylie Riordan x

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*Disclaimer:  All my blogs are intended to empower you and enable you to take responsibility to make the best choices for yourself.  The choices that I make in MY life may not be the best choices for you.  I do not judge anyone who has different opinions to me.  Kudos to you for choosing your own path in life.  I merely am a human being trying to make my life the best it can be whilst sharing what I have learned along the way.  I am mindful mummy trying to heal and master the art of making one person smile a day… at the least!

Train Ride with Soul!

“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour. ” ― 

Walt Whitman 

If I could pin point the day that has inspired my life the most it would be the day I choose to begin to consciously live in the moment, for the moment and be completely present.  On this seemingly ordinary day it hit me like a ton of bricks and I knew that I needed to change.  I will start with just me.  Collectively our Western culture might need to change.

I was pregnant with my youngest daughter at the time and unable to drive, so I decided to catch a train to Brisbane City to see my Obstetrician. I was a tad bit excited; it had been years since my last train ride. The train I was about to board was the business rush train, everybody on their way to the grindstone.  Lucky for me I was pregnant so one lovely young gentleman gave me his seat.

The train was packed like a can of sardines.  I  put my bag on my lap, got comfortable, fixed my clothes and I looked up briefly as I was fumbling in my bag for my phone.  What I saw though brought on one of my biggest ah ha moments to date… every single person on that train that day was looking at a phone or tablet, except the elderly man sitting next to me and of course me… now.   I quickly slid my phone back into my bag.  I tried to make eye contact with someone, but nothing.  I tried to make sense of what had happened to society, nothing.  I felt a deep overwhelming sadness.  Luckily the lovely man next to me felt my pain and he made a big joke about how talking to people was so out of fashion these days.  So guess what?  That’s we did for the next hour, we talked, we laughed we were present.  I never really was very fashionable.

On this train ride I got to meet someone new and have a laugh, the worry about wasting an hour of my life in boredom was gone.  I  stopped caring 10 minutes into the ride that people were cranky with us because we were being too noisy… laughing.

I made a pack with myself that day… a deep one on one inner dialogue with myself.  I vowed from that moment on that I would endeavour to embrace every single moment in this life, remembering that every single morsel of this life is precious and sublime (even the shitty stuff because it enables me to really appreciate the good stuff).  I am going to make an effort to stop holding onto the past or worry about a future that is still unwritten.  Who cares if I’m on a train, this may be my last day and lets be frank train rides can change lives (Here! Here!).  Remembering to live in the moment has made my life pretty simplistic but has also brought me oodles of happiness.  I am no longer looking for the next big thing that will make me happy;  I choose to live happy!

How do you feel in this moment?  Do you have thoughts about future events?  Is your mind racing with things that you need to do (hopefully not too much because than that would mean that my blog is boring you)?  How would your life feel if you were happy with what you had and needed nothing extra?  Would you feel Joy?  Does it make you feel nervous?  It is a pretty incredible feeling being happy with what is.  There is a special energy that is attracted to what is, this energy will bring you more things in your life to be grateful for… the bigger things.  It is the ego talking when it says I will be happy when I have this or that, not your soul.  Happiness with what is equals a constant feeling of gratefulness. All this from a train ride!

Love and light and all things nice,

Kylie Riordan x

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*Disclaimer:  All my blogs are intended to empower you and enable you to take responsibility to make the best choices for yourself.  The choices that I make in MY life may not be the best choices for you.  I do not judge anyone who has different opinions to me.  Kudos to you for choosing your own path in life.  I merely am a human being trying to make my life the best it can be whilst sharing what I have learned along the way.  I am mindful mummy trying to heal and master the art of making one person smile a day… at the least!